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31 May 2009 Military News

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  • South Ossetia goes to polls to elect new parliament RIA Novosti 31 May 2009 -- South Ossetia is holding parliamentary elections on Sunday, with four parties competing for seats in the republic's legislature.
  • S. Ossetian election body declares parliamentary poll valid RIA Novosti 31 May 2009 -- The South Ossetian top election body declared Sunday's parliamentary elections in the former Georgian republic valid, with more than 50% of registered voters casting their ballots.
  • Burma's Government in Exile Plans New Political Strategy for Democracy VOA 31 May 2009 -- Burma's government in exile says it is changing its strategy to reach democracy, following the military government's decision to prosecute Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Tensions in Rangoon are reported to be rising as the trial progresses.

    The government in exile, the National Coalition Government for the Union of Burma, says it will announce its new strategy for a transitional process to democracy in late June. It says the trial of opposition-leader Aung San Suu Kyi has undermined the credibility of the military's planned 2010 elections.
  • State Funeral for Former Sudanese President VOA 31 May 2009 -- Thousands of Sudanese attended a state funeral for former president Jaafar Nimeiri, who led the country from 1969 to 1985. Mr. Nimeiri died Saturday, at age 79.



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